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News Category: Wildlife

BC SPCA reiterates concerns about deer cull in meeting with Oak Bay staff

February 19, 2015

Dr. Sara Dubois, a wildlife expert and chief scientific officer for the BC SPCA, met Wednesday with Oak Bay and Capital Regional District (CRD) staff to reiterate the animal welfare society’s concerns about the District’s deer cull and to ensure that both the District and the contractor hired to carry out the cull are aware …

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Tortoise found in Burnaby shows why owning exotic pets is not a good idea

September 5, 2014

Slow and steady may win the race when it’s a tale of tortoise vs. hare, but when it comes to owning exotic pets who aren’t native to B.C., there are no winners. Eddie, an African spurred tortoise recently found near Simon Fraser University, came into the care of the Burnaby SPCA when a Good Samaritan …

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Baby raccoons bring on the cute in Wild ARC critter cam debut

May 16, 2014

Their eyes may still be shut and their movements wobbly and awkward, but that just makes the baby raccoons now being featured on the BC SPCA’s Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre (ARC) cuter than cute. The infant raccoons, who came into the BC SPCA’s care after as orphans – often when harm comes to their mothers in the …

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Oil spill preparedness needs to take wildlife into consideration

October 25, 2013

Our province is renowned worldwide for its wildlife. Nowhere is this more apparent than along British Columbia’s coastline, which is home to diverse species such as murrelets, petrels, auklets, puffins, sea otters, and seals among many others. All of these animals would be impacted by an oil spill. A new report released by the provincial …

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Man charged after raccoons left unattended in trap

September 30, 2010

A Victoria man accused of trapping three baby raccoons and leaving town has been charged with animal cruelty. Crown counsel charged Dieter Hartmetz under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act after BC SPCA staff found the animals injured and dehydrated inside a cage July 24. “Two of the raccoons had injuries to their mouths …

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New B.C. exotics legislation sends strong message to circuses

August 4, 2010

The BC SPCA is applauding the quick actions of Ministry of Environment staff in applying the province’s new regulations on exotic animals to travelling circuses. Officials from the Jordan World Circus, which toured 14 B.C. communities in July and August, were denied a permit to include three Asian elephants in their performances after failing to …

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